Qantas aircraft flying from Los Angeles to be powered by renewable biofuel from 2020

    Qantas announced (13-Oct-2017) its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase 30 million litres of renewable jet fuel p/a from SG Preston. The fuel will be used by Qantas’ aircraft operating from Los Angeles International Airport to Australia and follows the Qantas Group’s successful domestic biofuel trial flights in 2012. The fuel consists of 50% renewable jet fuel produced from non-food plant oils, blended with 50% traditional jet fuel. Compared to standard jet fuel, the biofuel emits half the amount of carbon emissions per gallon over its life cycle. Qantas International and Freight CEO Gareth Evans said the commercial biofuel agreement is the first of its kind in Australian aviation history. [more – original PR]